Sam Acquillo can hide in his windswept waterfront cottage all he wants. The demons of his past are going to find him. Worse, they've teamed up with some pretty nasty demons of the present. Peel back the glamour of the fabled Hamptons and you'll find a beautiful place filled with ugly secrets. This is Sam Acquillo's world. Moving effortlessly across the social divide with wry pal Jackie Swaitkowski and rich guy Burton Lewis, the ex-boxer, ex-corporate infighter seems doomed to straddle the thin red line between envy and love, hate and forgiveness, goodness and greed-and sometimes, life and death. Part-time carpenter, full-time drinker, and coconspirator with an existential mutt named Eddie Van Halen, Sam tries to lead the simple life. But as always, fate intervenes, this time in the form of Robbie Milhouser, a local builder and blundering bully who shares with Sam an irresistible attraction to the beautiful Amanda. When Robbie is murdered, Sam finds himself in the crosshairs of a very determined chief of police.
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by Chris Knopf
by Stuart Woods
by Lawrence Block
by Gordon Cotler
by Dan Jenkins
by Lorna Barrett
by Francine Mathews
by Joan Hess
by Charles Todd
"The more one listens to Richard Ferrone narrate HEAD WOUNDS, the more one appreciates how well he crafts the novel's dialogue. Chris Knopf's murder mystery is an excellent story all by itself, the account of how former boxer and former corporate executive Sam Acquillo finds himself the prime suspect in the murder of a local builder in the Hamptons. He responds resourcefully--by recruiting various people to help him find the real killer. Further, the richness of Ferrone's portrayal of Acquillo--a unique soul who reads Kant and has a dog named Eddie van Halen--makes this performance especially outstanding. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Knopf has written a thoroughly entertaining story with excellent plot twists that leave the listener guessing, and ultimately very satisfied. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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